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Man Arrested For Making Counterfeit ATM Withdrawals in Scarsdale

creditcards1One man was arrested for using counterfeit Chase debit cards to withdraw thousands of dollars in cash from ATM machines located at Webster Bank branches on East Parkway and Popham Road May 21. Earlier that day, two suspects fraudulently withdrew $1,600 from an ATM in Rye, putting members of Chase Bank's loss prevention team on alert. With member of Webster Bank's loss prevention team, investigators were monitoring all Webster Bank ATMs for additional fraudulent activity by the suspects. Fraudulent withdrawals were then observed in White Plains, amounting to $8,770.50. Following this incident, the suspects were observed using ATMs in Scarsdale, and an investigator contacted Scarsdale police. In Scarsdale, the suspects attempted to use five counterfeit Chase debit cards at the Webster Bank location on Popham Road, with zero successful withdrawals. At the East Parkway branch, eight counterfeit cards were used, resulting in a loss of approximately $2,314. Successful fraudulent withdrawals, committed by the suspects in the three jurisdictions on May 21, amounted to approximately $12,684.50.

One suspect was observed by police, stopped, questioned and arrested on East Parkway. He was Rostislav Nespor, 43, of Brooklyn. Nespor is a native of the Czech Republic. He was charged with seven counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument. Police observed the stack of counterfeit debit cards in his wallet while he was looking for his photo ID. He first told police he was in the village trying to withdraw money from an ATM but he was having difficulty. He said a friend had driven him there in a silver or gray Hyundai, but he could not remember where the car was parked.

During patrol's conversation with Nespor, Nespor received a phone call and spoke to the caller in Russian. The call was believed to be from the alleged driver and other suspect in the incident. This suspect fled Webster Bank on East Parkway when approached by police, and the investigation is continuing. During Nespor's arrest, a small bag containing four white pills was observed in his wallet. He said the pills were medication, but he could not provide a prescription for them. While in custody, Nespor said he needed to take the medication in his wallet "for his head, from a previous boxing injury." He requested to be taken to the hospital, and a ride was provided by Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps. At White Plains Hospital Center, Nespor was evaluated, treated and released, while under constant supervision. A New York State Trooper responded to headquarters to assist with translation and communication. Nespor said he was not feeling well because he was unable to take his medication. He requested transport to the hospital again. SVAC responded and took Nespor to Westchester Medical Center for evaluation, accompanied by two police officers. Due to the Nespor being a flight risk and due to multiple jurisdictions reporting similar crimes, the district attorney's office recommended bail of $100,000. Unable to post bail, Nespor would be remanded to Westchester County Jail. Rye and White Plains police departments were notified.

DWI arrests
Rodrigo Alves-Dosreis, 33, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of at least .08 of one percent and an equipment violation May 20. Alves-Dosreis was observed driving his 2009 Mercedes-Benz on Post Road, with a non-functioning headlight, at 4 a.m., May 20. Police observed the car swerving between the left and center median, and pulled Alves-Dosreis over. Alves-Dosreis's breath smelled of alcohol, and he displayed signs of intoxication. He told police he had consumed "four to five beers" at a bar in White Plains. He failed field sobriety tests, and an alco-sensor test measured his blood alcohol level at .143. This reading was later confirmed by a Datamaster test. Alves-Dosreis was released on personal recognizance, to the custody of his brother-in-law, pending a scheduled court date on May 24.

At approximately 1:45 a.m., May 22, Esteban Dominguez-Heredia, 21, of White Plains was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense), operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of at least .08 of one percent, speeding in zone, operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver. Dominguez-Heredia was observed driving his 2002 Honda CRV on Post Road at a high rate of speed. Police performed a traffic stop at the intersection of Post and Fenimore roads. Dominguez-Heredia said he had consumed "one beer" at a restaurant in White Plains. Dominguez-Heredia's breath smelled of alcohol, and he displayed signs of intoxication. He failed field sobriety tests, and an alco-sensor test measured his blood alcohol level at .13. This reading was later confirmed by a Datamaster test. Dominguez-Heredia was released on personal recognizance, to the custody of his brother, pending a scheduled court date on May 24.

Dead on Arrival
A 72-year-old Bradford Road woman died at home May 16.

Theft
A Sage Terrace man reported a vintage copper doorknocker in the form of an eagle was unlawfully removed from his front door May 16. The house is currently undergoing renovation, but the man did not suspect any of the workers were involved, he said.
A Scarsdale village parking permit was stolen out of a Lincoln Road woman's car parked on Scarsdale Avenue May 18. It had been affixed to her rear driver's side window prior to the theft.

Ebay Scam
A Fox Meadow Road woman reported her 18-year-old daughter was being scammed May 18. The daughter had recently shipped a piece of jewelry she was intending to sell on Ebay to an alleged buyer who turned out to be a scammer. It was a Tiffany 18k white gold necklace, with an Ebay asking price of $850. On May 15, the daughter received a bid of $825 and accepted it. On May 16, she received a fraudulent email assuming to be from "PayPal" stating that payment had been made. The daughter then shipped the necklace to Nigeria, with a delivery cost of $62.50. On May 17, the daughter received an email from Ebay advising her to cease all contact with the buyer, as the buyer was using a fraudulent Ebay account that had already been cancelled. The daughter then received another fraudulent email from "PayPal," advising her that the buyer's PayPal had mistakenly been charged twice, and she must refund $950 into another PayPal account to correct the problem. When the daughter looked at her actual PayPal account, she realized there had been no transactions, confirming the fraudulent nature of the communications. The daughter is attempting to receive compensation for the necklace from Ebay.

Identity Theft
On May 15, a Birchall Drive man reported someone requested a fraudulent change of address for him with the US Postal Service and also attempted to open two Chase Bank credit cards in his name.

Graffiti
Someone rang a Rural Drive doorbell twice around 1:45 a.m., May 18, and then left the area. The homeowner called the police. Patrol noticed a bag of mulch lying in the street and graffiti spray painted, in green, on the front door of the house.

On May 18, another Rural drive resident woke up to find the numbers "1" and "6" spray-painted on her garage doors with green spray paint.

On May 18, another Rural Drive woman reported someone painted the doorframe of her front door green overnight. Her son said he heard loud music playing outside the house around 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m.

On May 18, Haverford Road man reported someone used green spray paint to deface his 2015 Lexus's trunk with a curse word overnight.

A person also vandalized a Haverford Road resident's mailbox overnight from May 17 to May 18. Initials, matching the resident's name, were spray painted on the mailbox.

Criminal Mischief
A woman walked into police headquarters and reported her 2017 BMW was keyed while she was attending a party on Butler Road May 21.

Trashcan Fires
Custodians at Edgewood School reported they had extinguished two small trashcan fires outside the school at approximately 10:40 p.m., May 19. One custodian said he saw three boys in the area prior to the incident. Patrol offered to conduct extra ridebys of the school.

Middle of the Night
At 2:50 a.m., May 18, police observed an individual walking by the rear of Quaker Ridge School. Patrol stopped the young man and inquired where he was coming from. He said he had been at a friend's house on Hutchinson Avenue playing Xbox "all night." Because acts of criminal mischief involving spray paint were reported in the overnight period, patrol asked to see the young man's hands. His left hand was observed to be slightly dirty. The young man said he did not know how his hand had gotten dirty. He asserted that he had not left his friend's house all night.

A man was found reclining in the seat of his car parked on Bell Road at 2:30 a.m., May 19. The car was running at the time. Police questioned the man, who said he had just dropped off his girlfriend at her house and "was resting" before returning home. Police confirmed the story with the girlfriend, a Bell Road resident.

Pictures
A Barry Road woman told police she sent a picture of her face to an unknown person, mistakenly believing it was someone she knew May 15. Since she sent the picture, she has creased communication with the email user and has blocked all emails from unknown addresses.

A security guard reported that a white man in his 60s was taking pictures of a nursery school playground on Ogden Road May 17. No children were on the playground at the time. The security guard questioned the man, and he said, "This is such a nice playground. I want to show it to my family in Nevada." The man said he was visiting from Los Angeles and is not a member of the synagogue. He drove off in a car, possibly with New York license plates. The guard said he would call police if the man returned.

Help
A child flagged down a parking enforcement officer on Brewster Road, stating she did not know where her babysitter was at 3:12 p.m., May 17. By 3:18 p.m., the child's mother was on scene, and everything was determined to be in good order.

A Meadow Road man alleged a statue was moved inside his house May 21. Police checked the house and found no signs of criminality.

Window
A Herkimer Road woman noticed a crack in her house window after returning from the train station, where she dropped off her husband, May 19. The crack was small, and police thought it was caused by age or a kicked up rock. There was no sign of criminality.

Safety
A pedestrian advised police she was concerned about the safety of a 12-year-old near the waterfall on the bike path of the Bronx River Parkway May 19. Patrol told the kid to come off the dam for his safety, and the kid complied.

Cars and Roadways
Boxes fell from a passing truck on Weaver Street May 16. Police and a tow truck operator helped the driver retrieve the fallen boxes from the street.

On May 16, a Drake Road man reported his car's license plates were destroyed when his car was "totaled" in an accident.

A van became disabled on Post Road May 18. Police stood by the driver until help arrived to change the tire.
A caller reported a boot was placed on her parked car on Garth Road May 18. The boot had been legally placed on the car because of a parking violation. The caller then acknowledged the violation, paid the boot removal fee and left.

The highway department removed a fallen tree from Bypass May 19.

A Pelham driver said she backed into a parking space on Freightway Road, and a pipe sticking out of a building damaged her taillight May 19.

The proper utility provider was contacted about a dangling cable wire on Aspen Road, for repair, May 19.
An employee working for the school district struck and bent a metal pole near the Scarsdale High School track May 19. Police were advised that any necessary repairs would be handled internally.

White Plains police asked Scarsdale police to help them contact a Scarsdale resident, regarding criminal mischief to the resident's car May 19.

Lost and found
A Cayuga Road man reported losing his driver's license in the village May 15.

A man lost his wallet in village center, and a worker found it and gave it to police May 15.

A Greenacres Avenue man reported losing his wallet May 15. He believes the wallet was last seen on his kitchen countertop, but he could not be certain. A worker was in the house during the time the wallet possibly disappeared, but the man was not sure if the worker was involved.

A Connecticut man walked in headquarters and reported losing license plates in the village May 17.

On May 18, a Willow Lane man reported losing a license plate somewhere in the village.

An American Express credit card was found by police on Harwood Court May 19. The owner was contacted, and she picked up her card.

A wallet was found on East Parkway, near Starbucks, May 19. It was vouchered at headquarters for safekeeping.

Police returned a wallet, found at Scarsdale Middle School, to its Post Road owner May 20.

Animals
A Carthage Road resident said she saw a raccoon fall from a tree and limp to the front of her house May 16. Police provided her with telephone numbers for trappers.

A Brewster Road woman found a lost poodle mix dog, wearing a collar and tags, May 19. She said she would keep the dog at her house while attempting to reach the owner. Police also left a message for the owner at a number listed on one of the tags.

A Crane Road resident reported a sick raccoon in her yard May 20. Patrol offered to provide telephone numbers for trappers, but the resident declined. As patrol was moving his patrol car, the animal was reportedly "destroyed." Its carcass was left in a garbage can.

A lost dog was reunited with its Garden Road owner May 20. Patrol issued the owner a village code violation summons.

Village Code
Neighbors complained about loud music coming from the rear of a Fox Meadow Road house May 17. Police informed the homeowner, who was celebrating her birthday, and she turned down the volume of the music. A noise violation warning was issued.

A summons was issued to a Cooper Road resident because the resident alarm was ringing, with an exterior siren, "off and on" all day May 20.

Patrol followed up on noise complaints regarding a Cohawney Road party at 11:30 p.m., May 20. The resident said he would tell his son to turn off the music and start asking people to leave.

Firefighters
An oil burner misfired in a Wildwood Road house and created smoke May 15.

Con Edison was called to investigate a gas odor on Harcourt Road May 15.

A Richbell Road resident got locked out of her house May 16. Firefighters checked her ID and helped her get back inside.

A gas grill was turned on but not lit at a Sheldrake Road house, possibly causing an outdoor gas odor May 18.

Firefighters helped silence a malfunctioning siren at a Cooper Road house May 19.

A gas-powered power washer being used outside a Hickory Road house created slightly elevated carbon monoxide readings inside the house May 20. Firefighters ventilated the space, and the contractor was advised to stop using the power washer near the house.

This week, firefighters assisted at three car accidents on parkways and in the village and responded to 16 false fire alarms, caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, shower steam, painters' preparation work, dust, and a latched head.

This report, covering police and fire department activity from May 15-21 has been compiled from official information.

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Fight at Boulder Brook Equestrian Center

assaultbatAt 7:45 a.m., May 10, police and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps were called to the Boulder Brook Equestrian Center, on Mamaroneck Road, on the report of a fight with possible physical injuries. The fight allegedly involved co-workers. Upon arrival, police saw a man walking away from the horse stables with a metal baseball bat in his hands. For safety reasons, the man, later identified as the defendant in the case – Benjamin A. Delacuesta-Ortega, 42, of Stamford, Connecticut – was placed in handcuffs until the incident could be investigated. Police then met with victim of the assault and noted injuries to his face and back. The victim told police he had gotten into disputes with Delacuesta-Ortega on May 9 and 10, and the dispute on May 10 turned physical. The argument was allegedly over a work-related issue. Delacuesta-Ortega allegedly got upset that the victim was not closing stable doors behind him when transporting horses. The victim explained it was difficult to simultaneously control a horse and close the stable door. After the verbal altercation May 10, Delacuesta-Ortega allegedly struck the victim in the face with a plastic pitchfork and broom while both men were in the stable. The impact caused the shaft of the broom to break in two pieces. The victim suffered bruising and swelling in his left eye area from the broom and a laceration, bruising, swelling and bleeding from his lip from the pitchfork. At this point, Delacuesta-Ortega allegedly grabbed the victim and threw him outside the horse stable. The commotion caused one of the horses to get frightened and kick the victim in the back, causing bruising, swelling and abrasion. The two men then stopped fighting; they exchanged words, and the victim called his brother, who was working locally. The victim's brother arrived with another brother and a friend. They confronted Delacuesta-Ortega who left the stable area and returned with a baseball bat. That is when the brother called police. After probable cause was established and depositions were taken, Delacuesta-Ortega was placed under arrest. Two ambulances arrived on scene. They took the victim to White Plains Hospital Center and the defendant, who was complaining of neck pain, to Westchester Medical Center. Both men were accompanied by patrol. Items used in the assault were collected as evidence. Delacuesta-Ortega was released from the hospital into police custody at approximately 10:15 a.m. He was arraigned at Scarsdale Village Justice court on charges of second-degree assault with the intent to cause physical injury and criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use. He was remanded to Westchester County Jail, pending his return court date of May 17. A temporary order of protection was issued in favor of the victim.

Edgemont Lockdown

This incident was reported by the Greenburgh Police Department: On Monday May 15th at about 8:45 am Greenburgh Police Officers responded to Edgemont High School to investigate after an unknown suspect left a written message regarding the possession of a firearm. 

School administrators took swift action to notify G.P.D. and placed the school on lockdown for the safety of the students. Multiple departmental units with specialized training in school safety, emergency management, and investigations responded to the school and worked with school administrators to ensure the safety of the students and staff. The initial lockdown was subsequently reduced to a "lockout" and the school ultimately returned to its normal schedule and activities with minimal interruption. 

The incident is currently being investigated by the Greenburgh Police Department Special Victims Unit. Anyone with information regarding this accident is urged to contact the Greenburgh P.D. S.V.U. at (914) 989-1735.

Arrest on warrant
On May 8, a Westchester County Jail official informed Scarsdale police that a prisoner who was being released had an active bench warrant issued out of Scarsdale for failing to appear for a scheduled court appearance on March 22, 2017. Scarsdale police thus picked up prisoner Jose Wilfredo Ortiz, 20, of Yonkers, and brought him to police headquarters for arrest processing. He was released on $200 cash bail, paid by his mother. There was also an active arrest warrant issued out of White Plains police department for bail jumping. As a courtesy to a neighboring jurisdiction, Scarsdale police transported Ortiz to White Plains police department, where WPPD officers took custody of Ortiz.

A Brayton Road man reported a missing license plate from his motorcycle May 11. He believes the plate was stolen since the bike, with its plate attached, had been garaged since April 2016. In June 2016, a bicycle was stolen out of the man's unlocked garage, and he believes the plate was also stolen at the same time. He just now noticed the missing plate because he was in the process of selling the motorcycle.

Identity theft
On May 8, a Webster Road woman and man reported they were victims of identity theft.
On May 11, a Secor Road general manager reported receiving a bill for products fraudulently ordered in the pro shop manager's name, on two of the company's account, and set for delivery to Queens, Yonkers and St. Albans, NY. A total of seven purchase transactions occurred, including gold clubs from Taylor Made and clothing from Nike Golf. Since none of the invoices had been paid, none of the goods had been delivered. Police advised the man to check all business accounts for additional suspicious invoices and to change security passwords on online accounts.

On May 13, a Marjory Lane man reported eight fraudulent withdrawals had been made from his Chase Bank savings account between April 27 and May 10. Before the withdrawals occurred, the man received an email regarding the opening of a new account with a company called Coinbase. He advised Coinbase the account was fraudulent and closed it. Chase Bank closed his savings account and is following up.

Missing person
On May 9, the program manager of a residential facility on Post Road reported a resident was missing. She had last been seen on May 6, and the manager was concerned because the resident had allegedly not taken her medication for a few days. Patrol contacted the resident's sister who advised the sister might be at a New Rochelle address. Patrol contacted staff at the New Rochelle address, and staff advised that the resident was there with them. The resident spoke with patrol and told them she did not want to return to the Scarsdale facility, and she was not in need of medical attention.

Dispute
On May 12, a Bell Road man reported that former friends, with whom he is now having a disagreement, came near his house. One of the former friends allegedly left a prophylactic on the man's windshield. The car itself suffered no damage. The disagreement between the man and his former friends allegedly stemmed from interaction with an ex-boyfriend of the man's current girlfriend. Patrol advised the man to inform his former friends that he no longer wants to have contact or communication with them.

Text Message
On May 12, an Ogden Road resident said her Uber driver took a photo of her house and texted the photo, along with dollar signs, to an unknown person. The resident said the driver also texted something in another language, as well as something saying "3 am mafia." The resident wanted police to document the incident and provide extra ridebys.

Train Station
On May 14, police helped MTA police with an irate customer who was getting off a train at Scarsdale train station. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance was called to take the customer to White Plains Hospital Center.

Customer
An employee of the Popham Road CVS called police and reported a customer who would not leave the store May 14. Patrol arrived and spoke with the customer who said she just wanted to pay for her items and leave. The employee conversely said the customer "continuously changed her mind about paying and would not leave the store." While police were on scene, the customer paid for her items and left.

Grandchild
Police investigated an occupied, parked car in a Murray Hill Road driveway at 11:30 p.m., May 14, while the homeowner was not home. The occupants said they were waiting for a friend, who was the grandson of the homeowner. They said they were planning to hang out at the house with their friend. Police advised the occupants to contact their friend (the homeowner's grandson) and ask him to come to the house, which he did. The grandson said his grandparents were away, but he comes to their house frequently to "hang out." Patrol asked the grandson if his grandparents knew their grandson was at their residence at that time of the night, and the grandson replied, "Probably not." Patrol attempted to contact the homeowner (the grandparents) but did not reach them. Patrol advised the kids they could not be on the property; so they left.

Help
A woman was found crying on the train station platform at 2:50 a.m., May 9. She said she had fallen asleep on the train and missed the Bronxville stop, where she was supposed to disembark. Patrol helped her call a taxi for a ride home.

Neighbors reported a Lyons Road door was wide open and the family's dog was wandering outside in the yard May 9. Patrol checked the house and found nothing unusual. Patrol brought the dog back in the house and secured the door.

A woman asked police to document an email received by the woman's ex-husband, May 9. Patrol read the email and did not identify anything that would warrant criminal follow-up.

On May 10, a person brought two long guns to headquarters for destruction. They had belonged to her deceased father, of New York City.

While on patrol at 7:23 p.m., May 10, observed a man whom they thought to be a homeless. The man advised he had been in a residential facility in New York City but was told to leave, and therefore he was homeless. Patrol asked the man if he was interested in a homeless shelter. He said he was, and patrol arranged for Central Taxi to take the man to Open Arms Shelter in White Plains.

An Old Lyme Road resident reported a man was on his property ringing his doorbell May 11. The resident knew the man but did not want to speak with him. Patrol relayed the message, and the man left without incident.

On May 13, police checked the welfare of a man staying at a Heathcote Road house. The man was OK and said he would contact his family soon.

Cars and roadways
On May 8, police issued a summons to the registered owner of a car parked in a no standing zone on Circle Road.

A caller complained about a disabled Verizon truck and a tow truck impeding traffic on Heathcote Road May 8. The Verizon truck became lodged in soft grassy when its tires sunk in while the Verizon worker was performing a cable splice job. While the tow truck was removing the Verizon truck, some Belgium block curbing stones got dislodged, and damage was caused to the grassy area. Police notified the highway department.

A parked car was blocking traffic on Beechwood Lane May 8. Police located the driver and instructed the car to be relocated. Patrol issued a warning.

A woman complained that a landscaper's truck was partially blocking her way on Brite Avenue May 9. As a result, the woman honked her horn and gave the workers a displeased look. She believed her look "made [the worker] upset." She believes the worker started to follow her as she drove away. So, she pulled her car to the side of the road, and the worker passed her without incident. Patrol canvassed the area for the landscapers' truck but did not find it.

A caller reported a "suspicious car" parked at Fox Meadow School May 9. Investigating officers confirmed the car belonged to a school custodian. No suspicious activity was observed.

A parked car was accidentally left running on Garth Road May 11. Police contacted the owner, via her assistant, in order to arrange for the car's ignition to be shut off.

A parked car was accidentally left running in Freightway Garage May 11. Police turned it off and attempted to lock the car.

Police contacted the highway department to remove a dead raccoon from the intersection of Hampton and Whig roads May 11.

Police contacted roadside assistance for a driver who accidentally got locked out of a parked car on East Parkway May 11.

On May 11, a driver was found to be driving with a suspended license at Christie Place and East Parkway.

On May 11, patrol told drivers of illegally parked cars on Hampton Road to move their cars.

On May 13, police noticed a parked Acura with its trunk left open on Rodney Road. There was no sign of criminality. Police closed the trunk.

Eleven car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Village code
Neighbors complained of noise from a generator at a Palmer Avenue house May 9. The homeowner told police she is using the generator for daily living needs while working through a financial service issue with her electrical provider. She said she was aware of village code regarding noise and power equipment, and she was only using the generator during allowed hours. The building department was aware of the issue and the homeowner's needs.

A Lebanon Road resident complained of loud music coming from a neighbor's house May 12. Patrol went to the house and did not hear any loud music. The homeowner told patrol her daughter was having a birthday party in the backyard and invited patrol to observe. There, patrol saw approximately "40 kids sitting quietly, watching a movie, as part of the birthday theme." Patrol did not find the noise excessive or in violation of village code.

Animals
Police provided a Greenacres Avenue woman with telephone numbers for trappers in order to address a raccoon on the property May 11. According to police, the raccoon did not appear sick or rabid, but it did appear "stunned," as though it had possibly been hit by a car.

Police gave a Catherine Road homeowner the telephone numbers for trappers because a family of raccoons appeared to be living in a tree in the backyard.

A raccoon was curled up, resting, on a Greenacres Avenue patio May 11. It did not startle or move when patrol clapped his hands loudly near the raccoon. Patrol advised the homeowner to stay away from the raccoon. She said she understood and had already contacted a trapper.

On May 11, callers reported a loose dog running in traffic Palmer Avenue and Mamaroneck Road. Upon arrival, police located the dog and called to it. The dog responded to patrol's voice and approached patrol. While patrol was petting the dog and looking for its tags, the dog's Palmer Avenue owner came running toward the dog. He told patrol the dog had jumped the backyard fence, and the owner had been looking for the dog for approximately 30 minutes.

Patrol determined that a raccoon on Lincoln Road was sick, because the raccoon could not walk May 11. Patrol shot the raccoon and disposed of it.

A Butler Road resident reported a possibly rabid opossum on her porch May 13. It was gone when police arrive. Police gave the resident contact information of local trappers.

Lost and Found
Someone found a personal check on the ground on East Parkway, near Crane Road, May 8. Police vouchered it for safekeeping.

A passerby found a wallet on Garth Road May 10. It contained a driver's license bearing a Popham Road address. Patrol attempted to track down the owner at that address but was informed the owner of the wallet no longer lives at that address. The wallet was vouchered at headquarters for safekeeping.

An unattended folding bicycle was found on Corell Road May 10. It was vouchered for safekeeping at headquarters.

On May 12, a Garth Road woman reported losing her cell phone in the village on May 3.

A passerby found a wallet on Spencer Place and gave it to police May 13. Police contacted the owner, and the owner picked it up from headquarters.

Firefighters
A propane gas tank left in the "on" position was causing an odor in a Catherine Road garage May 10. Firefighters closed the tank and removed it from the garage.

A Secor Road resident reported an unusual odor inside the house May 10. Firefighters believed it was the odor of a dead animal, most likely a mouse May 10. It was strongest near a dining room cabinet, but firefighters did not find the animal. They advised the homeowner to contact a pest control company to have possible entrances to the house, where a mouse could get in, sealed.

Firefighters stood by for Con Edison at the site of natural gas odors on Mamaroneck Road May 10 and Leatherstocking Lane May 11.

An overheated halogen lamp was causing dust to burn in a Bradford Road bedroom May 11. Firefighters disconnected the lamp and removed it.

This week, firefighters assisted at three car accidents in the village. They responded to two false carbon monoxide alarms and fifteen false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, construction dust, shower steam, dust from a commercial dryer and dust from a granite countertop being cut.

This report covering police and fire department activity from May 8-14 was compiled from official information.

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Car Rollover, Harassment, and Indecent Exposure

overturnedcarRollover Accident Results in DWI Arrest:  Following a rollover car accident at Brayton Road and Walworth Avenue at 10:30 p.m., April 29, police arrested Daniel Ortiz, 34, of the Bronx, on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense) and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Ortiz got out of the car, stating he had only minor injuries. He was the only occupant of the car. While interviewing Ortiz about the accident, police noticed Ortiz's breath smelled of alcohol. He told police he "pounded a couple beers in the past hour." Patrol also saw an open bottle of Heineken beer inside the car. He failed field sobriety tests, and an alco-sensor test measured his blood alcohol level at .219%. Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived to evaluate Ortiz. Ortiz said he was not injured and did not want medical attention. He told medics he had consumed approximately six beers in the last hour. He was arrested and taken to White Plains Hospital Center for further evaluation. After being released from the hospital, Ortiz was taken back to headquarters where he was booked and processed. He was released at 4:30 a.m. to his mother on $150 cash bail. His car, a 2013 Honda Accord, was towed to the police impound lot. The following day, a Walworth Avenue man alerted patrol's attention to two plastic bags filled with beer bottles that the driver allegedly removed from the car following the accident.

Car break-ins
A Fox Meadow Road woman reported someone broke the rear window of her 2009 Mercedes-Benz while it was parked in her driveway overnight April 23 to 24. Quarters and a black Italia tote bag were stolen.

On April 24, a Crane Road woman reported her BMW's windows were opened overnight, while parked in the driveway, April 22 to 23. Nothing was stolen.

Stolen
A Popham Road resident reported drums and cymbals were stolen from his driveway April 25. He placed them there around 4 p.m. Four hours later they were missing. They were valued at $2,300.

Identity theft
On April 29, an Innes Road man reported someone attempted to open three bank accounts in his name. The attempts were unsuccessful.

Graffiti
The overpass of a footpath between Archer Lane and Harvest Drive was found covered with graffiti April 24. Police found an empty spray paint can on the scene and collected it as evidence.

Criminal mischief
A Garth Road parking meter pole was found bent on April 24. Police do not know how the pole got bent.

Harassment
A village bakery owner reported receiving threatening phone calls at work April 27. She said she and her employees have been receiving threatening calls for about a year, but the calls have intensified over the past three to four months. The caller mentions specific names of employees who work for the bakery. Some calls have allegedly been "hateful toward women." The caller has allegedly threatened to kill the owner or whoever has answered the phone. The owner wants the calls to stop. Police are performing extra ridebys of the bakery.

The caddy master at a Secor Road Golf Club stated a caddy threatened him after the caddy was fired from his job April 30. The caddy master was not in fear for his safety, but he wanted to document the incident.

Indecent exposure
A young white man, in his teens or twenties, wearing a bright green ball cap, gray shorts and a gray shirt allegedly exposed himself on the footpath connecting Meadow and Bradford roads at 4 p.m., April 24. A woman walking her dog on the path saw the man with his shorts down masturbating in the bushes. After she walked away from the man, she turned back and saw him still standing in the same position masturbating. The woman again saw the young man walk past her house and re-enter the footpath at 5 p.m. That is when she called police. Patrol canvassed the area for the man but did not find him.

Broken window
A Brite Avenue resident reported finding his car's side window smashed while the car was parked in the driveway April 26. It was undamaged when last seen April 25. The car remained locked, and nothing was stolen. Police determined the incident was not criminal in nature.

Curse words
A caller reported a white man shouting profanities while riding a bike on Crane Road April 29. The man told police his shoelace had gotten stuck in the bicycle pedal. The man thought he might fall and proceeded to shout profanities in frustration. Police asked the man to refrain from using foul language in public.

Au pair
A Lincoln Road mother stated she was having trouble with an au pair from the Netherlands on April 26. The au pair was in the Netherlands at the time but scheduled to return April 30. During the au pair's absence, the au pair's room was scheduled to be painted, and the au pair had been asked to pack her belongings and remove them from the room. The mother noticed some of her family's personal belongings packed with the au pair's things and called police. These items included clothing, electronic devices and household items. The mother took steps to fire the au pair and notify the agency that arranged her employment. The au pair was sent a letter stating she is no longer allowed back on the Lincoln Road property.

Assistance
A Carolyn Road resident asked someone from the police department to "come and talk to her" on April 26. She was allegedly upset that "her friend from the hospital did not call her."

A woman needed assistance while sitting in her parked car at the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center April 28. Police contacted a family member and New Rochelle police.

An Old Lyme Road resident called 911 requesting the phone number for Costco on April 29. Police told the caller to call 411 for that kind of information.

TV
On April 24, a Popham Road woman called police, stating she believed she was being monitored by various recording devices planted in her television. She had no specific evidence to support the claim, but she believed her supposition was related to an identity theft incident reported in March 2016 to New Rochelle police, as well as to incorrect information observed in her credit report in February 2017. Police advised the woman how to fix her credit report.

Quick dash
A woman was seen running from a Paddington Road house into a car at 10:30 p.m., April 25. The woman was a babysitter at the house. She said she ran to her car to avoid getting wet in the rain.

Missing person
Babson College police contacted Scarsdale police to investigate a missing person case April 25. As per the "missing person's" family, the missing person was determined to be in the hospital and not actually missing. The family said they have maintained daily contact and support. Babson College police were notified.

Sewer
The highway department was notified about a sewer backup in a Donellan Road house April 27.

Tired
At 3 a.m., April 24, police noticed a black SUV parked on Old Lyme Road. A person was sleeping in the back seat, completely covered by a blanket. Police woke up the driver to check on her status. She said she was driving from New York City to Boston, got tired and pulled over to sleep. There was no sign of criminality.

A white SUV with Texas license plates was parked off the roadway on Herkimer Road at 7 a.m., April 28. It was occupied by two people. They said they were on their way from New York City to their new house in Connecticut. They were tired and pulled off the roadway to rest. There was no sign of criminality.

Cars and roadways
A parking meter on Garth Road was damaged, most likely caused by a strike from a motor vehicle.
On April 25, police issued a parking summons to the owner of an SUV parked on the sidewalk on Drake Road.

Patrol called tow services for drivers of cars with flat tires on Brite Avenue and Church Lane April 25.
Patrol assisted a driver of a car with a flat tire move his car from Heathcote Road to Supply Field while the driver awaited a tow April 25.

Police notified Con Edison about a fallen tree leaning on electrical power lines on Fairview Road April 26.

On April 26, a driver said a falling branch hit her car while she was driving on Nelson Road, causing damage to the hood, on April 24. It appeared the tree was on village property.

A suspicious car was parked on Fox Meadow Road at 1 a.m., April 27. The car was a white, two-door Honda Civic, with the front and rear license plates removed and the VIN number partially obscured. Police created a report for documentation purposes, due to the recent rash of car break-ins and burglaries in the area.

Police erected temporary parking restriction signs on Ogden Road to prevent construction workers from parking in a blind spot and causing potential traffic hazards April 27.

Cablevision was notified about a fallen wire on Post Road April 28.

The highway department was advised about glass on the roadway at Sprague and Nelson roads April 28.

Temporary "no parking" signs were erected on Cooper and Reimer roads to ensure roadway safety during an estate sale April 28 and 29.

Police advised the Department of Transportation about a broken traffic signal at Griffen Avenue and Wearer Street.

Twelve car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Dog bite
A Hampton Road woman reported her dog was attacked by another dog while they were out walking on Brite Avenue and Olmsted Road April 26. The attacking dog darted at the Hampton Road dog from an Olmsted Road house and bit its ear. Police noted the injured dog had blood on its chest and was favoring its left leg. The Olmsted Road dog owner was notified. He said the dog was up to date on vaccinations and would supply appropriate paperwork. He offered to pay for all vet bills related to the injuries. He said his dog is normally in a gated back yard and assumed the dog must have gotten out. Two witnesses completed statements. They were on scene and helped separate the animals.

Animals
A Brite Avenue woman reported a raccoon possibly ran into a crawl space under her deck on April 27. Police provided the woman with contact information for local trappers.
A dead cat was removed from Mamaroneck Road April 28. A nearby resident said the cat was a stray, but she often fed the cat.

Village code
A Palmer Avenue resident was advised to turn off a generator in violation of noise restrictions April 25.

Illegally posted advertising signs were removed from Hutchinson Avenue and Weaver Street April 27. Police issued summonses to the companies that posted the signs.

After neighbors complained, police asked a Hutchinson Avenue resident to lower the volume of loud music April 28.

After neighbors complained of noise, police advised Catherine Road residents that their conversation on the back patio was bothering neighbors at 11 p.m., April 29.

Lost and found
A wallet was found at Scarsdale High School April 24. It was determined to belong to a Chateaux Circle man. He picked up the wallet from headquarters. Nothing appeared to be missing.

A Gorham Road man reported losing his wedding ring at Greenacres Field April 28. He said the ring came off when he took off a baseball glove. It was silver and had initials and a date engraved on the ring.

On April 30, a driver's license was found on Weaver Street. It belonged to a New Rochelle man. Police contacted New Rochelle police for contact information and left a voicemail for the driver's license owner.

A set of keys was found near an open house at Clarence Road and Boulevard April 30. It contained a key tag for a YMCA.

A backpack was found under a parked car on Montrose Road April 30. It contained schoolbooks belonging to a Lebanon Road boy. Police returned the backpack to the boy's mother, who said she believed nothing was missing.

Firefighters
Firefighters helped Con Edison check a heating unit emitting low levels of carbon monoxide in a Mohican Trail house April 29. Service was recommended.

A Copper Beech Lane girl was accidentally locked out of her house April 29. Firefighters helped her back inside.

Firefighters assisted Greenburgh police with an injured bicyclist on the Bronx River Parkway bike path April 29.

This week, firefighters assisted at five car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 14 false fire alarms, caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, burnt food, construction dust and cleaning chemicals.

 

This report covering police and fire department activity from April 24-30 was compiled from official information.

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Police Report: Water Cooler Water Tested after Scarsdale Medical Center Employees Reported Sickness

watercoolerEmployees at Scarsdale Medical Center reported feelings of illness such as nausea, dizziness, light-headedness and general malaise May 1. Approximately 35 people from the building were evacuated, and firefighters and Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps arrived. Firefighters checked the building with gas meters and carbon monoxide meters. None was detected. Yonkers Haz-Mat team was called in for more extensive testing. Six employees were taken to White Plains Hospital Center for evaluation. The building maintenance team was called in, and a technician was summoned to check the HVAC system. The building was checked for Freon, and none was detected. No radiation was found in the building. Further information from sick employees at the hospital confirmed that all sick employees had consumed coffee from the same coffee pot in the employee lounge. The coffee had been made with water from the water cooler. The coffee pot and water cooler were taken out of service, pending further testing of water quality by the department of health. Results were not available at press time.

Arrest
On May 3, New York City police informed Scarsdale police that they had a man – Michael Mier, 19, of the Bronx – in custody who was wanted on an active warrant issued by Scarsdale police in July 2016. Following Mier's arraignment for unrelated charges in a Bronx court, Mier was picked up by Scarsdale police and arrested on the following charges: third-degree criminal mischief causing damage to another's property (because of actions occurring at Hyatt Field), and two counts each of unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and reckless driving (for actions occurring on Madison and Tunstall Roads.) Mier was arraigned at Scarsdale Village Justice Court, and bail was set at $1,500 cash or $2,500 bond. Unable to post bail, Mier was taken to Westchester County Jail.

Identity theft
On May 5, an Aspen Road man reported he provided his personal information to someone over the Internet in a phishing scam in March. The man stated he received an email from someone alleging to be from Chase Bank asking for his Social Security number, driver's license number, credit card numbers and other personal information. The man said he provided all the information but later realized the requests were suspicious. He contacted Chase Bank and a representative said the email was not legitimate. The man was advised to report the matter to the credit reporting bureaus.

Dispute
A CVS pharmacist and a white male customer in his 60s got into an argument over a prescription May 5. The customer wanted to pick up the prescription of Xanax but did not have proper identification on him. The pharmacist explained he could not sell him the medication with seeing his ID. The customer got angry and started yelling and cursing. He left the store and called the manager. The customer told the manager he would punch the pharmacist in the face if the pharmacist was outside the store. The customer allegedly cursed and yelled before hanging up the phone. Police advised they would increase ridebys of the Popham Road store.

Suspicious Phone Calls
On May 5, a Rock Creek Lane woman reported receiving unwanted phone calls in which the caller did not speak but instead breathed loudly and heavily into the phone. The woman said, "I know who this is," and the caller hung up after a few seconds. The caller ID stated "unknown." Later, the woman received a call from a Chinese restaurant on Weaver Street. The caller inquired about a food order that was allegedly placed in the recent past. The woman said she had not placed any food orders. The woman apologized and ended the call. Police went to the restaurant and inquired about the call. The owner of the restaurant said her phone line has been experiencing problems, and she confirmed the call had been placed in error. Police are following up and conducting increased ridebys.

Picker
A man advised police he saw ski equipment curbside on Haverford Road and picked it up May 1. He thought the items had been left outside for trash collection, but he told police he left a note for the owner in order to avoid any potential problems. He also wanted to inform police.

Fish
A caller reported a Brambach Road man was drying fish in his front yard, allegedly causing "a nuisance" and "attracting flies and bugs" May 1. On scene, patrol observed approximately ten small fish on a piece of cardboard, drying in the front yard. Patrol did not observe the fish to be causing any sort of nuisance or bug problem, but the resident brought the fish inside prior to patrol's departure.

Cameras
A caller reported a suspicious white Ford Explorer parked on Bradford Road May 2. She said the car's occupants appeared to be pointing a camera at her house. Police followed up on the report and discovered the Explorer belonged to a "News 12" crew, on official assignment.

A man in his 20s, wearing a blue sweatshirt, was seen taking pictures of houses on Ogden Road May 6. Police found the man and questioned him. He was a visitor from Italy, staying in a Hampton Road house. He said he was taking pictures of the community to show his family and friends at home. He apologized if his photography caused alarm. He said he would try to take more pictures of parks and public areas in the future.

Roadside Objects
A caller reported seeing an empty baby stroller by the side of Normandy Lane May 3. Closer inspection of the stroller revealed it was dirty ad had grass clippings in it. Police deduced it had most likely been put out for sanitation pickup.

A laptop bag was causing suspicion outside the Board of Education office May 4. Police spoke to an employee of the Board of Education offices, and she said the bag had been placed outside for sanitation pickup. It was old and had a foul odor.

Help
A caller reported a woman was "attempting to get into her car for the past 30 minutes" on Wilmot Road and might need assistance May 2.

On May 3, police stood by while the man retrieved three files containing paperwork from his Gatehouse Road house.

A Mamaroneck Road woman called police because her daughter's school bus was late, and she was getting worried May 3. The bus arrived, and no police assistance was needed.

A Woods Lane woman thought she heard voices in her basement and called police May 3. Patrol checked the house and found no one there. There was no sign of criminality.

Traffic Stop
On May 2, police responded to the Golden Horseshoe shopping center on the report of a person in need of assistance. Upon patrol's arrival, a passerby directed patrol to a woman sitting inside her Honda Odyssey, staring down at her feet with the door wide open. As patrol approached the car, the woman closed the door and drove away from the shopping center parking lot. Patrol followed her as she drove north on Palmer Avenue. Suddenly, the minivan pulled to the right in front of the woman driver's Palmer Avenue house, remaining partially in the roadway and impeding traffic flow. This occurred without the driver using a turn signal or activating her flashers. Patrol turned on the patrol car's lights and siren and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. However, the driver instead turned her minivan left into the southbound lane and proceeded to back into her driveway. There, she remained sitting in her van, staring down at her legs. Patrol approached the driver's side window and knocked to get the woman's attention. She said she had been unaware of the patrol car's flashing lights and patrol's intention to conduct a traffic stop. She was issued summonses for failure to signal a turn and for not wearing eyeglasses, as per her driver's license restrictions. She told patrol she did not need to wear glasses because she had passed a vision test. She said patrol was "bothering her" and to "go away." She refused to accept the summonses. Patrol then placed the summonses in the car and told the woman she must read the instructions and return the summonses prior to June 7. At that time, she closed the door to her van and continued to sit inside. Patrol completed as request for a driver's license reevaluation and submitted it to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Cars and Roadways
A Quaker Ridge custodian reported seeing a parked car with its trunk open in the school parking lot at 6:20 a.m., May 1. Police issued the owner of the car a summons and provided school personnel with a towing service's phone number.

Police issued a summons to the owner of an illegally parked car on Overhill Road May 1.

Police called a tow truck operator to help a driver change a flat tire on Mamaroneck Road May 2.

The highway department removed fallen branches from Bypass and Reimer Road May 2.

Police removed a fallen branch from Greenacres Avenue May 2.

A caller reported a woman walking on Post Road, creating a possibly hazardous condition May 3. Police determined the woman was simply walking to a bus stop. No police action or assistance was needed.

Two cars passed a stopped school bus on Popham Road, and police issued summonses May 3.

A driver parked in a no parking zone on Overhill Road was instructed to move his car May 3. The driver apologized and complied.

Parking summonses were issued to the owners of two illegally parked cars on Freightway Road May 3.

A secretary in the Scarsdale Schools District Office requested that police ticket two cars parked in the district office parking lot May 4. She provided license plate numbers to police. The cars were gone by the time police arrived.

Police notified Verizon about a fallen phone wire on Overlook Road May 5.

Patrol assisted with traffic control on Post Road while a motorist changed a flat tire May 5.

Police barricaded a section of Brookby and Heathcote roads because of flooding May 5. A blocked storm drain was later cleared at Heathcote and Sherbrooke Roads, which was determined to be causing the problem.

Patrol issued a parking summons to illegally parked cars at Montrose Road and Huntington Avenue May 5 and Post and Carman Roads May 7.

On May 5, a caller reported a black pickup truck driving slowly, "stopping and going," on Ogden Road, near Fox Meadow Road. Police spoke to the driver and occupants of the car. They said they had just eaten pizza at a Central Avenue restaurant and were "driving through the neighborhood." There was no sign of criminality or anything suspicious.

The highway department was notified about an uprooted tree on Innes Road May 5.
Police placed flares around a disabled car at Hutchinson Avenue and Weaver Street May 6.

A tree split on Richbell Road May 5 or 6. On May 6, police contacted the highway department and Con Edison to address the tree and its potential impact on wires.

A man was reportedly playing with a remote controlled car in the Central Taxi bay on East Parkway May 7. He was advised the toy car was causing a hazard. The man left.

Six car accidents were reported in the village this week.

Civil Matter
A Lyons Road man said a contractor did work on his front sidewalk without his permission. He asked police to document the incident because he anticipates difficulty with the contractor.

Village Code
A solicitor from Power Home Remodeling was going door to door on Gaylor Road May 2. He had a valid permit to solicit business in the village.

Animals
A woman reported a "limping raccoon" was "staring" at her on Lincoln Road May 1. It was gone when police arrived.

A coyote was reported on Montrose Road May 5. It was gone when police arrived.

A Larch Lane dog was barking at 11:15 p.m., May 6, and neighbors complained. Police spoke with a 12-year-old boy at the house of the dog. He apologized and brought the dog inside.

Lost wallet
A Leatherstocking Lane man reported losing his green and white wallet somewhere in the village May 3.

Firefighters
Firefighters used pressurized water to extinguish a small brush fire by the train track near Scarsdale train station May 2.
An Ardmore Road resident accidentally turned off his breaker panel due to poor eyesight in a rainstorm and asked firefighters to help him turn it back on May 5.
Firefighters used a pump to help an Eastwoods Lane resident remove 14 inches of water from his garage during a rainstorm May 5.
Firefighters helped a White Birch Lane resident get back in her house after she accidentally got locked out May 7.
Firefighters helped SVAC members gain access to an elderly village man who fell in his bathroom against the door and needed help May 7.
A worker at a gas station on Scarsdale Avenue accidentally activated the fuel pump extinguishing system when the gas pumps stopped working May 7. Firefighters shut power to the pumps. The extinguishing system fully discharged on the ground. No customers were present. The owner of the gas station advised it should remain closed until the ground and pumps could be cleaned up and until the system could be checked and refilled.
A Parkfield Road resident reported her oven was warm May 7. Firefighters determined the warmth was caused by normal operation of the pilot light.

This week, firefighters assisted at four car accidents in the village. One accident, on May 6, involved damage to a fire hydrant. They responded to one false water flow alarm and 20 false fire alarms caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke, shower steam, accidental keypad activation and dust.

This report covering police and fire department activity from May 1-7 was compiled from official information.

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Another Car Theft and Two Arrests

bmwArrested: A taxi driver called police because an Edgewood passenger was disputing a fare at 4 a.m., April 22. Police managed to broker a deal and resolve the matter. Since the passenger was almost in the vicinity of his parents' house, and therefore almost in violation of an order of protection, police drove the passenger to a White Plains shelter. This was done to eliminate any potential issues or temptations that might have been raised by the passenger's proximity to his parent's house. At approximately 9:20 a.m., the passenger – Jon Ghiozzi, 38, of Scarsdale – went to his parent's house and was arrested for violating the order of protection. Ghiozzi explained he went to his parents' house to ask for help finding his lost cell phone. He requested his parents give him a ride to the police department to report the lost phone, which they provided. This contact violated a current "Stay Away" Order of Protection, due to expire on April 19, 2019. Due to prior conviction of second-degree criminal contempt, Ghiozzi was charged with first-degree criminal contempt for violating an Order of Protection while having a prior conviction within the last five years. He was remanded to Westchester County Jail and ordered to appear at Scarsdale Village Justice Court April 26.

Car stolen from Old Lyme Road
A $37,000 2015 BMW X5 was stolen from an Old Lyme Road garage overnight April 17 into 18. Police discovered the theft while investigating instances of open garage doors in the village in the early morning hours. According to the owner, the car was parked at 12:30 a.m., April 18. It was discovered missing at 4 a.m. He told police it had been parked, unlocked, with the keys inside, in the owner's closed garage. Further investigation revealed that two other cars on Old Lyme Road were found to have been entered and tossed. Due to items left inside the cars, it was apparent that the perpetrators were looking for keys, in order to steal the cars.

DWI
Police saw a woman – Dorothy Lamore, 41, of Pleasantville –park and leave her 2007 Honda on Gatehouse Road at 2:15 a.m., April 23, and walk onto a resident's lawn. When she saw police, she quickly re-entered her running vehicle. Police made contact with her, and Lamore said, "I'm good." Police asked her what she was doing in the area, and she could not provide an answer. She once said she was coming from her home in Pleasantville. Later, she said she was going home to Pleasantville. She also said her husband was around the corner but could not provide his exact location. She also said she had "pulled over to relax." While talking with patrol, Lamore showed signs of intoxication – including glassy eyes and an alcoholic breath odor. She failed field sobriety tests. She refused to take an alco-sensor test. She was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated (first offense) and refusal to take a breath test. A computer check revealed Lamore had a past criminal history from Georgia, but there were no current warrants. She was released on $100 cash bail, with an appearance ticket for Scarsdale Village Justice Court on April 26.

Stolen phone
On April 23, a Post Road father reported his 13-year-old son's iPhone 6 cell phone was stolen from Scarsdale Middle School. It disappeared when the boy left it unattended on a bench in the locker room for about five minutes. The school was notified.

Identity theft
A Stonehouse Road resident reported at least three unauthorized charges on his Capital One credit card April 20. The charges were made at Orbitz, Delta Airlines and Cyber Trade. The bank's fraud department is following up.

Domestic matter
On April 22, a Quaker Ridge wife called police because she was "tired of arguing with her husband" and has allegedly "not been getting along with him for many years." She said he did not threaten her or engage in physical violence. Police discussed available options that might help her. She advised she was going to stay in a second bedroom for the foreseeable future and limit contact with him.

Welfare check
Police checked the wellbeing of a Post Road woman at the request of her ex-husband, who lives outside the county, April 20.

After reports of allegedly "erratic behavior," police checked the welfare of a Palmer Avenue woman. She was interviewed and did not seem to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. She was described as "disheveled" but did not request any medical or police assistance.

Open garage doors
On burglary patrol in the middle of the night, police noticed houses with open garage doors on Olmsted and Berkeley Roads and Wayside Lane during the hours of 1 a.m. to 4 a.m., April 20. Police notified the homeowners who stated their garage doors were either malfunctioning or the doors had been inadvertently left open. Police advised the homeowners to close the garage doors due to recent burglary activity in the community.

Police notified an Old Lyme Road woman about her open garage door April 21. She said her nanny must have left the door open.

Doorbell
Someone rang the doorbell of a Nelson Road house and ran off at 10:45 p.m., April 20. The homeowner said he looked out his window and did no see anyone. Police found no signs of criminality.

Detectives?
Two white men wearing raincoats and driving a black car went to a Harvest Drive front door April 21. The housekeeper did not open the door, but the men said they were detectives following up on crimes in the area. An identification badge was displayed, but details are not clear. According to neighbors, the men were seen walking to other houses on the street. The men were not members of the Scarsdale police department. Police are following up with other law enforcement agencies to determine if the men were on a legitimate investigation. No signs of criminality were observed.

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Someone called police to report that kids were allegedly trying to cut a line for one of the rides at the high school carnival April 21. The caller said this action might cause "a disruption with the crowd." Police walked through the carnival and found all to be in good order. Patrol informed carnival management of the complaint, and they advised they would deploy adult staff to monitor areas where lines were forming.

Suspended
On April 17, police noticed a 2013 Lexus with duct tape covering the expiration date of a temporary Florida license plate, on the road at Weaver Street and Crossway. Police conducted a traffic stop. Closer inspection revealed the temporary tag was for a 1999 Lexus. The New Rochelle driver said he did not have a license on him and presented a passport for identification purposes. The driver said he "sold the car" and was not sure why the tags did not match the car. A DMV check of the car and the driver's pedigree information revealed the car's registration had been suspended in June because of over five unpaid parking violations. The driver's license had expired in October 2007. Police confiscated the car's license plates and had the car towed to the driver's house in New Rochelle. There, police spoke with the driver's caretaker, who authorized the car to be parked in the driveway. Appropriate summonses were issued.

Cars and roadways
A large stone fell from a stonewall by a Rochambeau graveyard April 17. Police picked it up and removed it from the street.

The Department of Public Works advised police of a large pothole on Cushman Road April 17.

Heathcote Gulf employees unlocked a car in the village to release an infant accidentally locked inside April 17.

A caller reported seeing a black SUV standing with its lights off on Whig Road April 20. The SUV was then seen driving into a garage. Police spoke with the driver of the SUV who sad he had been waiting on the street, attempting to contact his wife to open the garage door so he could enter and bring in groceries. Everything was in good order.

A parked car rolled onto the sidewalk at East Parkway and Christie Place April 21. It was determined the car had been left in neutral, and the emergency brake was not working properly.

Police moved a fallen wire from Oxford Road and notified Verizon April 21.

A driver with a flat tire was waiting for assistance in the Middle School parking lot after school hours April 21. While police were on scene, the driver's brother arrived to help repair or change the tire.

A Chateaux Circle woman asked police to investigate scratches on her car's windshield April 21. Police did not believe the scratches were intentional, but rather a result of debris hitting the car's windshield.

The water department was informed about a leaking water cap on Madison Road April 22.

A parked car rolled into the roadway on Ridgecrest West April 23. The driver said he must not have fully engaged the emergency brake.

Verizon was notified about a fallen wires on Bradley Road April 23.

Kids
Police dispersed kids from Boulevard after dark April 21. A caller reported the kids were urinating on trees and throwing beer bottles. Police did not observe anyone urinating. Nor did they see any alcoholic beverage bottles in the area. Nevertheless, the kids were warned. The kids, in turn, told police a larger group of kids had just left the area.

Police broke up an unsupervised youth party on Madison Road April 22. Patrol called the host's parents who said they would be home in 20 minutes.

Animals
Police issued a summons to a man whose dog was off lease on Boulevard April 17.raccoon

A Tompkins Road resident was concerned about a raccoon on her front porch at 5:15 p.m., April 20, and again curled up in a flowerpot on the back porch April 22. Police provided her with a list of trappers and their contact numbers.

A loose dog was found at Drake and Forest roads April 22. Police notified the owner, who picked up the dog – and received a verbal warning.

Noise
After a neighbor complained about noise, police advised a Palmer Avenue homeowner to shut off a generator because its motor was in violation of village noise restrictions April 24.

Lost and found
A Carman Road man found a child's bicycle at Davis Park April 17. It was vouchered at headquarters.

A Capital One credit card was found on Christie Place April 19. Patrol attempted to contact the issuing bank but did not reach anyone.

An electronic key in a brown case was found on Garth Road April 21. Police contacted the owner, and she picked it up from headquarters.

Firefighters
The water department was notified about a leaking fire hydrant on Elm Road April 17.

Firefighters helped a Post Road resident get into the resident's house after an accidental lock out April 18.

Con Edison was notified about a gas odor on Whig Road April 19.

A gas leak was found in a sanitary sewer at Drake and Jefferson roads April 20. Firefighters stood by for Con Edison and helped check houses for possible gas dangers.

An odor in an Ogden Road house was caused by an overheated motor of a rug-cleaning machine April 20. Firefighters helped ventilate the house.

A pot handle burned while the pot was cooking and caused an odor in a Ross Road house April 20. Firefighters removed the pot from the stove and ventilated the house.

A curling iron scorched the surface of a wooden dress in a Lebanon Road house April 20. The iron was unplugged and removed.

This week, firefighters assisted at three car accidents in the village and on parkways. They responded to 18 false carbon monoxide and fire alarms, caused by device malfunction, cooking smoke and shower steam.

This report covering police and fire department activity from April 17 - 23 has been compiled from official information.

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